CLA statement on the triggering of Article 50

29 March 2017

The Prime Minister today (29 March) invoked Article 50 where the UK gives its formal notice to leave the European Union.

CLA President Ross Murray said: “Triggering Article 50 is a historic milestone. The agreements reached between the UK and the EU in the months ahead will fundamentally shape the future of our rural economy. Getting our future trading relationship right is of utmost importance for the food and farming sector and we will seek reassurance at every stage that it remains a negotiating priority.

“Securing the best deal is in everyone’s interest and we understand that we have a role to play in supporting our government to make a success of the negotiations ahead. We are committed and ready to play our part.”

Read the CLA’s How to establish a UK/EU Free Trade Agreement that works for the food and farming industry policy briefing in full here.